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Milan Slavik, MD
Kansas City, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Charles Univ, Second Med Fac, Praha, Czechoslovakia
Graduation Year: 1960

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Raj Sadasivan
(913) 236-6986
4215 Shawnee Dr
Kansas City, KS
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Dr.Martin Bell
(913) 588-3600
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Richard Shore
(816) 234-3265
2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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Alan Scott Gamis, MD
(816) 234-3265
2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Mercy Hosp, Kansas City, Mo

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John Conant Weed Jr, MD
(816) 363-6500
3901 Rainbow Blvd #Obg Ks Univ Med Ctr
Kansas City, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1968

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Sarah A Taylor, MD
(913) 588-6029
3901 Rainbow 6F
Kansas City, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1975

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Raj Sadasivan, MD, PHD
(913) 236-6986
4215 Shawnee Dr
Kansas City, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Wendy K Hicks, DO
(816) 234-3265
2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1998

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Charles Peters, MD
(816) 234-3265
2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1983

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Living With Cancer

Cancer is more than just a bunch of cells that have run riot. Behind the test findings
in every case is a person who has to deal with the illness and its impact on all the other
facets of one’s existence, including work and relationships. Meet three people who have
adapted their lives to cancer’s everyday reality—and learned about
themselves in the process.

By Claire Sykes

May 2008

From diagnosis to treatment and beyond, cancer is a challenging road. Formerly a near-certain death sentence, the disease is often now more of a detour. The five-year relative survival rate for all cancers diagnosed between 1996 and 2003 is 66%, up from 50% in the period between 1975 and 1977, according to the American Cancer Society. (The rate compares survival among cancer patients to that of people of the same age, race and sex not diagnosed with cancer.) The improvement in survival reflects progress in diagnosing certain types of cancer at an earlier stage and advances in treatment. Factors such as behavior are difficult to gauge in survival, though the selflessness and determination of the following three survivors, and the emotional support they received, appears to have played a role in their endurance. Here are their stories.

Cynthia’s Story: A Complicated Pregnancy

Two and a half years ago, a pregnant Cynthia Lufkin, 45, was examining her breasts. “I felt unusual changes, not like my first pregnancy,” the Washington, Connecticut, philanthropist recalls. Mammograms were not an option because a baby was due, and three doctor visits in five months uncovered nothing. Then, 32.5 weeks along in her pregnancy, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Lufkin had to give birth as quickly as possible via C-section so treatment wouldn’t harm the baby. One doctor urged chemotherapy, another a bilateral mastectomy. Lufkin chose the latter. Meanwhile, because she was born prematurely, little Aster Lee was suffering complications of her own and was put on oxygen, with a 50-50 chance of making it through the night. “For those 12 days before my surgery, it was unbearable, not knowing if my baby or I was going to die,” Lufkin says.

When Lufkin awoke from anesthesia, her newborn was breathing on her own. But two weeks after her surgery, Lufkin started chemotherapy followed by radiation. “There was no question about either,” she says.

To stay as healthy as possible, Lufkin watched her diet and kept herself moving. With her the whole way was Donna Wilson, RN, MSN, RRT, personal trainer, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, who says, “Chemotherapy causes fatigue and weight gain, and radiation can cause more scar tissue, making full range of motion difficult. Cynthia’s exercises were stretches and arm movements coordinated with her breathing, to decrease stress and return mobility, relieve soreness and stiffness, and improve posture and circulation.”

Before chemo could take her hair, Lufkin had it removed. “That was tough,” she says. “To ev...

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